MaryAnne Golden was looking for a little comfort when she decided to buy a farmhouse in the foothills of the Rockies.
And she found it in Crested Butte, where she had planned to raise her children and built a home in 1996. The farmhouse was in pristine condition, and Ms. Golden had moved into it when her oldest son, Joe, and his wife, Leah, were expecting.
That is, until they found out that the entire house had been repossessed, and they were given just a day to leave.
As much as Ms. Golden hated the idea of leaving her love and her work, she wanted something her children would enjoy. They sold the house on Friday, May 5, and moved in the next day.
“We had moved in seven months prior to that and we were settled in,” Ms. Golden said. “My son’s wife had done some work there, and she was thinking maybe if she put her truck out and we stripped it, she could get some income in the winter.”
When the Glands arrived at the ranch, they were told the locks had been changed.
“They went into my husband’s welding business, took things, changed the locks,” she said. “It’s a beautiful place, and it’s just been dumped on us in a very brazen way.”
Ms. Golden, who is an insurance adjuster, and her children live in the house just off a dirt road. She declined to say how much the house is worth.